Cowboys Offense Shines In Win Over Eagles

The Cowboys have scored 31+ points in each of their four wins this season

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
October 21, 2019 - 9:37 am
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The Dallas Cowboys ended their three-game losing streak Sunday night, dominating the Eagles 37-10 to grab control of the NFC East. 

What does this mean? It means that Jason Garrett is off the hot seat – at least for a week or so.

“The hot seat is real,” Dallas’ 105.3 The Fan Cowboys insider Mike Fisher said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “You’re the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. It’s the biggest stage. That makes the seat automatically hot. If the Cowboys don’t experience premium-level success this year under Jason Garrett, he won’t be the head coach again next year.”

The Cowboys (4-3) have scored 31+ points in each of their four wins but averaged just 18.7 points in their three losses. Many Cowboys fans credit offensive coordinator Kellen Moore for the wins and blame Garrett for the losses, which isn’t quite fair.

“The anti-Garrett movement is really strong,” Fisher said. “I get that, too. It’s been 10 years, and it hasn’t been good enough, especially because in Cowboys Nation, many view it as their birthright to win Super Bowls, which isn’t the way it works, but that’s the way the thinking works here.”

Either way, the Cowboys head into their Week 8 bye atop the division. The offense looked much better with Amari Cooper’s return, as the 25-year-old had five catches on five targets for 106 yards.

Cooper exited Dallas’ Week 6 loss to the Jets in the first quarter. He had one catch for three yards in the 24-22 loss.

“We all wondered, because this was the buzz in Oakland, does he love football?” Fisher said. “Boy, has that disappeared. Amari Cooper, the No. 1 thing, we all talk about his route-running and he’s a Pro Bowl-caliber guy putting up Pro Bowl numbers every single week. Last week going into the Jets game, the bruise on his thigh was a foot high and wrapped halfway around his leg.”

It got worse before it got better.

“If I’m playing next to that guy, I’m inspired by his sheer presence,” Fisher said. “He’s trying to play a pro football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and two days ago, he couldn’t even walk.

The Cowboys play three of their next four games on the road, beginning with an NFC East showdown against the Giants (2-5) in East Rutherford on Nov. 4 on Monday Night Football.

Garrett should probably do his best to win that one.

“Jason Garrett, he knows what he’s getting into,” Fisher said. “He’s had a lot of job security and made a lot of money here, and coaching without a contract this year, it’s unspoken what that means. We all know it.”

Click below to listen to Fisher’s interview in its entirety.